War Damage

War Damage

by Elizabeth Wilson
     
 

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London in the aftermath of World War II is a beaten down, hungry place, so it’s no wonder that Regine Milner’s Sunday house parties are so popular. But when one of Regine’s party guests turns up dead, there is no shortage of suspects.

War Damage is full of secrets, sexual experimentation, and surprises.

Elizabeth Wilson is an

Overview

London in the aftermath of World War II is a beaten down, hungry place, so it’s no wonder that Regine Milner’s Sunday house parties are so popular. But when one of Regine’s party guests turns up dead, there is no shortage of suspects.

War Damage is full of secrets, sexual experimentation, and surprises.

Elizabeth Wilson is an independent researcher and writer best known for her commentaries on feminism and popular culture. She is currently a visiting professor at the London College of Fashion.

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Publishers Weekly
Like Wilson's The Twilight Hour (2007), also set in post-WWII London, this whodunit suffers from an ordinary plot and less-than-convincing characterizations. Shortly after Freddie Buckingham attends a house party thrown by writer and socialite Regine Milner, he's murdered on Hampstead Heath. The police investigation naturally leads them to Regine, her husband, Neville, and their guests. Neville uses his status as Buckingham's executor as justification for entering the dead man's rooms in advance of the authorities, where the couple discovers that some indelicate photographs are missing. Regine's withholding of information from the authorities, which parallels the actions of Dinah Wentworth, the socialite heroine of The Twilight Hour, places her in predictable difficulties. A police detective sergeant, whose over-the-top infatuation with Regine compromises him personally, adds little. The absence of a compelling puzzle isn't compensated for by any particular insights into postwar London society.
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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781846686504
Publisher:
Serpent's Tail Publishing Ltd
Publication date:
09/01/2009
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

An independent researcher & writer best known for her commentaries on feminism & popular culture, Elizabeth Wilson is currently Visiting Professor at the London College of Fashion. She is the author of several non-fiction books including Adorned in Dreams: Fashion and Modernity, and Bohemians: The Glamorous Outcasts. She has written two other crime novels: The Lost Time Café and Poisoned Hearts

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